Disable Site Admin Email Verification Screen in WordPress

If you keep logging into WordPress and keep seeing the “Admin Email Verification” screen you know it can get quite annoying. This message was added in WordPress 5.3 for security reasons but can be a nuisance.

By default, this screen will pop up every 6 months when logging into WordPress. It’s a great security feature but can be annoying if you manage a lot of WordPress sites.

Here is a bit of code that will completely disable the Administration email verification screen.

Administration email verification pop up

You can add this to your theme’s functions.php or with a plugin like Code Snippets.

//Disable the WordPress site admin email verification screen
add_filter( 'admin_email_check_interval', '__return_false' );

Once this snippet is added it will fully disable the “Administration email verification” screen when logging into WordPress.

Now that you’ve disabled the admin email verification message at login, I hope your WordPress productivity is improved. If you have any questions let me know in the comments below.

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Andy Feliciotti

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4 Responses

  1. And if you are adding the snippet to an existing functions.php, just ensure that you don’t add php opening tag at the beginning of the snippet as the second opening tag, which may result in failure loading your website! Thanks for this great tip Andy!

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